Tia Isa Quiere Un Carro (Paperback)

Tia Isa Quiere Un Carro By Meg Medina, Claudio Munoz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Claudio Munoz (Illustrator)
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Description


A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a car and take the whole family to the beach.

Tía Isa quiere un carro brillante que sea del mismo color verde del océano. Pero el dinero no alcanza, sobre todo porque lo que ganan se divide en dos partes: una para gastar aquí y otra para enviar a la familia que vive lejos, con la esperanza de verse algún día nuevamente. 
Mientras tía Isa raciona el dinero, su sobrina trata de ayudar con los ahorros en su propia forma. ¿Pero podrán ahorrar lo suficiente para un carro?

While Tía Isa wants to save money for a car that will take the whole family to the beach, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors. But it’s hard to save enough when half the money is set aside to bring family members who live far away to join them someday. Meg Medina’s simple, genuine story about keeping in mind those who are far away is written in lovely, lyrical prose and brought to life through Claudio Muñoz’s charming characters.

About the Author


Meg Medina, the 2023­­­­–2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is a Cuban American author who writes for readers of all ages. Her middle-grade novel Merci Suárez Changes Gears received a Newbery Medal and was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year, among many other distinctions. Its sequel, Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, received five starred reviews, while Merci Suárez Plays It Cool received four stars, with Kirkus Reviews calling it “a fabulous finale to a memorable trilogy.” Her most recent picture book, Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, received honors including a Charlotte Zolotow Award and was the 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record selection, reaching 2.24 million readers. She received a Pura Belpré Author Award Honor for her picture book Mango, Abuela, and Me. Her young adult novel Burn Baby Burn earned numerous distinctions, including being long-listed for the National Book Award and short-listed for the Kirkus Prize. Meg Medina received a Pura Belpré Author Award and a Cybils Award for her young adult novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which has been adapted and illustrated as a graphic novel by Mel Valentine Vargas. She also received an Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car. When she is not writing, Meg Medina works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.

Claudio Muñoz
is an award-winning illustrator who has worked for many newspapers and magazines as well as illustrating several children’s books. Born in Chile, he now lives in England.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780763657512
ISBN-10: 0763657514
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: February 28th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish